Media baroness Oprah Winfrey founded her television network OWN as an inspirational antidote to mindless reality TV. But now that her ratings are in the toilet, Oprah must have decided that mindless reality TV dynasties aren’t so bad after all! The Big O has decided to go straight for the big guns, calling upon the Kardashian Klan to breathe some much needed life into her flagging cable channel. The first part of the family’s two-part interview is set to air this Sunday on Oprah’s Next Chapter, where they’ll discuss important issues like Kim’s divorce, Kourtney’s baby, and Kris’s facelift count.
Despite her legendary status, Oprah ventured out to the Kardashian Kompound in Hidden Hills California for what she claimed was one of the lengthiest interviews of her career. “I genuinely wanted to know why they have become a cultural phenomenon,” she explained on her Facebook. “Why do so many people love to watch their every move and why do so many others love to hate them? Are they completely ego centered? Are they really ‘famous for being famous’ or is there something more?” It seems kind of late in the game to be asking these kind of questions, no? We guess Oprah was just too busy being Oprah to worry about keeping up with the Kardashians. It just seems sad: sooner or later everyone gets beaten into the reality game. Even Oprah.
The Kardashian’s seemed thrilled by the visit, but then again the K-Krew would probably be “thrilled” to meet a dog wearing a bow-tie if it meant they could have stage another television event. “This is SO exciting for us all and such a huge honor,” Kris posted to her blog. “We can’t wait!! We love you!!! Thanks for spending the day with us!” Kim also took to her blog to gush about the experience. “Ummmm no big deal Oprah just left my mom’s house! #DreamComeTrue.” We don’t know about you, but we’re starting to wish that Oprah never had a next chapter.
Head under the jump for a behind the scenes look at the interview!